The Japanese footwear brand has been collaboration-heavy as of late, with its latest link-up coming with Cecilie Bahnsen — with the pair releasing 50 one-of-a-kind upcycled sneakers which came with a selection of unique flower designs. And while this said collection was presented in line with Paris Fashion Week 2023, ASICS’ current collaborative effort with Solana intends to appeal to a different audience as the duo has presented a sleek running shoe that comes with a loyalty ASICS Badge NFT with every purchase.
For the design, the sneaker comes in black and white colorways — which go by the names of “Light Mode” and “Dark Mode” — and takes inspiration from the understated Solana designs that come from the user interfaces on computer and phone screens.
The shoe also comes packed with a Solana gradient on the heel and tongue, while a reflective ASICS badge icon can be spotted on the heel. Keeping things as comfortable as it is stylish, the upper is crafted from a breathable mesh that adjusts to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot and lightweight, energetic cushioning takes over the insole.
You can take a closer look at the new ASICS x Solana UI collection above and be sure to keep up to date on the official release on the ASICS website.
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